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Before Your Residency: Pay for Your Residency

Residency Fees

  • Residency fees are NOT included in your program tuition.
    • Exceptions (also see fee schedule below):
      • Blended Academic Year in Residence (BAYR) residencies for PhD psychology licensure
      • Social Work Skills Lab fees for MSW students starting February 27, 2017 or after
      • Pre-Practicum fees for MS counseling and CES 2/3 students starting February 27, 2017 or after
  • Travel and lodging expenses for required residencies, social work skills labs and pre-practicum are NOT included in program tuition and are the responsibility of all students in all programs.
  • Residency fees are billed in the term of the residency and collected in accordance with the university’s billing cycle.
  • These fees vary by degree program and are subject to change throughout the academic year.
  • Fees for residencies occurring outside the 48 contiguous U.S. states vary based on location and are higher.*

 

Residency Program 2017 and 2018 Fees (per residency)
Fees for Required Residencies
BAYR $937.50 per PSYR course @ 2 courses per term = $1,875 per BAYR residency
CES 1 $1,375
CES 2 and 3

$2,550 for students starting prior to February 27, 2017

$1,900 for students starting February 27, 2017 or after (lab fee included in program tuition)

DBA

$1,375

*Paris 2017 is $1,775

DHA $1,375
DIT

$1,375

*Paris 2017 is $1,775

DPA $1,375
DrPH $1,375
DSW $1,450
EdD $960

MS CMHC, MS MCFC, MS AC, MS SC

$1,920 for residency students starting prior to February 27, 2017 (not included in program tuition)

$1,450 for pre-practicum students starting February 27, 2017 or after (lab fee included in program tuition)

MSW

$1,450 for residency students starting prior to February 27, 2017 (not included in program tuition)

For students starting February 27, 2017, both Social Work Skills Lab I and II are billed at 1 credit each, plus $1,450 each for 2017 lab fee.

PhD

$1,375

*Paris and Puerto Rico 2017 is $1,775

 

Residency Type 2017 and 2018 Fees (per event)
Fees for Optional Residencies
Consulting Skills Intensive Retreat $1,450 (see Capstone Intensives for more information and inclusions)
PhD Forensic Psych Special Topics Intensive Retreat $1,450 (see Capstone Intensives for more information and inclusions)
EdD Advanced Residency $960
EdD Advanced Virtual Residency $1,060
Doctoral Residencies and Capstone Intensive Retreats Outside the 48 Contiguous U.S. States Higher than U.S. domestic, varies based on location
Dissertation or Doctoral Study Intensive Retreats (available for PhD, DBA, DIT, EdD, DNP)

$2,450 (see Capstone Intensives for more information and inclusions)

*Paris 2017 is $2,850

PhD Professional Conferences $960
PhD Virtual Residency $1,475

 

Fees for required residencies include:

  • Daily, individual and/or group sessions with Walden faculty

  • Daily beverage services during session breaks

  • Access to faculty expertise through individual and/or group advising

  • Access to Walden support services sessions (varies by program) such as Academic Advising, Career Services, Library, Center for Research Quality, Writing Center, Student Support, among others (format and schedule varies by degree program)

  • Internet access in face-to-face residency meeting spaces

  • Access to residency technologies (i.e. the Residency App, the PhD and EdD Advanced virtual environments, etc.)

  • Option to reserve discounted lodging in the Walden room block that includes free high-speed internet access at the host residency hotel

Payment Policy

Residency fees listed above are billed in the term of the residency and collected in accordance with the university’s billing cycle.

Plan Your Residency Budget

See your residency registration confirmation email for specific rates and travel recommendations.

Residency Fee See the Residency Fee table above for the residency fee for your specific program.
Airfare $250-$450 for residencies taking place in the 48 contiguous U.S. states, $800-$1,200 for residencies taking place outside the 48 contiguous U.S. states; varies based on home airport, residency city, air carrier, flight schedules, connections, and time of year.
Airport Transfers

$5-$45 each way depending on mode of transportation. See your residency registration confirmation email for recommendations.

Lodging $120-$175 per night plus taxes/fees; Walden’s special group rate varies by location; lodging outside the 48 contiguous U.S. states is usually higher.
Internet No charge in Walden’s host hotels; up to $15 per night plus taxes/fees if you make reservations outside of Walden’s sleeping room block.
Meals

$15-$25 per meal (plus tax and tip) if you choose to dine in the residency venue establishments and/or select nearby, non-fast-food options.

You may pack non-perishable food items or visit a local grocery or convenience store upon arrival to reduce dining expenses. You may also check with the host hotel to see if they can provide a refrigerator and/or a microwave oven in your sleeping room (if available, additional fees and taxes may be billed to your sleeping room). The hotel concierge can also provide local dining information after you arrive.

Parking

$10-$25 per day for commuters; rates vary by venue; parking is often discounted or complimentary if you are staying at Walden’s host hotel. See your residency registration confirmation email for parking information.

Financial Aid

Students must be registered for at least one course in addition to a residency in order to be considered for financial aid.  The Financial Aid Office reviews registrations at the start of each term and cancels federal aid for any students registered for a residency only.  Students who do not register for a regular course along with the residency may apply for a loan through a private lender. 

Visit the Tuition and Financial Aid page on the WaldenU website for more funding options. Please consult with a Financial Aid advisor to determine whether you may qualify for financial aid. 

If you are expecting a financial aid refund to help cover non-tuition residency expenses, refunds are released by the Bursar's Office 14 days after the date of disbursement.  The Bursar’s Office cannot expedite refunds.  Please keep this in mind as you make plans to cover the costs of attending a residency.

If you have questions about financial aid, disbursements, and residency fees, contact either the Office of the Bursar at bursar@mail.waldenu.edu or the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@mail.waldenu.edu. Both can be reached at 1-800-444-6795.